ldappasswd - change the password of an LDAP entry
ldappasswd [-A] [-a oldPasswd] [-t oldpasswdfile] [-D binddn]
[-d debuglevel] [-H ldapuri] [-h ldaphost] [-n] [-p ldapport] [-S]
[-s newPasswd] [-T newpasswdfile] [-v] [-W] [-w passwd] [-y passwdfile]
[-O security-properties] [-I] [-Q] [-U authcid] [-R realm] [-x]
[-X authzid] [-Y mech] [-Z[Z]] [user]
ldappasswd is a tool to set the password of an LDAP user. ldappasswd
uses the LDAPv3 Password Modify (RFC 3062) extended operation.
ldappasswd sets the password of associated with the user [or an
optionally specified user]. If the new password is not specified on
the command line and the user doesn't enable prompting, the server will
be asked to generate a password for the user.
ldappasswd is neither designed nor intended to be a replacement for
passwd(1) and should not be installed as such.
-A Prompt for old password. This is used instead of specifying the
password on the command line.
Set the old password to oldPasswd.
Set the old password to the contents of oldPasswdFile.
-x Use simple authentication instead of SASL.
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.
For SASL binds, the server is expected to ignore this value.
Set the LDAP debugging level to debuglevel. ldappasswd must be
compiled with LDAP_DEBUG defined for this option to have any
Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s); only the
protocol/host/port fields are allowed; a list of URI, separated
by whitespace or commas is expected.
Specify an alternate host on which the ldap server is running.
Deprecated in favor of -H.
Specify an alternate TCP port where the ldap server is
listening. Deprecated in favor of -H.
-n Do not set password. (Can be useful when used in conjunction
with -v or -d)
-S Prompt for new password. This is used instead of specifying the
password on the command line.
Set the new password to newPasswd.
Set the new password to the contents of newPasswdFile.
-v Increase the verbosity of output. Can be specified multiple
-W Prompt for bind password. This is used instead of specifying
the password on the command line.
Use passwd as the password to bind with.
Use complete contents of passwdfile as the password for simple
Specify SASL security properties.
-I Enable SASL Interactive mode. Always prompt. Default is to
prompt only as needed.
-Q Enable SASL Quiet mode. Never prompt.
Specify the authentication ID for SASL bind. The form of the ID
depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.
Specify the realm of authentication ID for SASL bind. The form
of the realm depends on the actual SASL mechanism used.
Specify the requested authorization ID for SASL bind. authzid
must be one of the following formats: dn:<distinguished name> or
Specify the SASL mechanism to be used for authentication. If
it's not specified, the program will choose the best mechanism
the server knows.
-Z[Z] Issue StartTLS (Transport Layer Security) extended operation. If
you use -ZZ, the command will require the operation to be
ldap_sasl_bind(3), ldap_extended_operation(3), ldap_start_tls_s(3)
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<http://www.openldap.org/>. OpenLDAP Software is derived from
University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.